Sunday, June 12, 2016

Flip Flops Fail

In addition to the good news that Crocs are bad for your health, comes The Truly Terrifying Case of Wearing Flip-Flops in the City.



"Flip-flops are for short walks or to wear by the pool; they’re not meant to be worn all day,” says Dr. Joshua Zeichner, MD, the director of cosmetic and clinical research at Mount Sinai Hospital in NYC.

"Exposing the skin to dirt and microbes can lead to infections ranging from athlete’s foot to cellulitis and soft tissue infections."

“The actual flipping of the flop, says podiatrist Dr. Gary Evans, can lead to a severe heel callus, which in turn leads to cracks in the skin, which amounts to a cordial invitation for fungi to make their way into the foot and cause infection.

Physical injury is another major possibility. Flip-flops don’t offer any arch support or cushioning and shock absorption for the feet and legs. Without the support, your foot and toe muscles work extra hard to propel you through the gait cycle. That muscle overuse can yield everything from tendonitis and leg aches and pains to plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon pain, and even long-term shin splints.

Other reasons not to wear flip-flops include:

Becoming more susceptible to bug bites, cancer-causing sun overexposure, and hammertoes. Google "hammertoes" and you'll see what I mean.

The Mistress will not rest until all Crocs and flip-flops have been swept from view.

32 comments:

  1. Almost everyone in Hawaii wears flip-flops almost every where, all the time. Except they call them "slippers."

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    1. I may be willing to make an exception for the Hawaiians.

      But not for the rest of you.

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    2. I also call them slippers! It said so on the package they came in, & I remember being proud because I was in second grade, just learning to read, & I could read the plastic bag the slippers came in! Also, they were very comfortable for beaches. I've been to Hawaii a few times, I'd like to think of myself as pro Hawaiian.

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    3. EROS: The Mistress will turn a blind eye IF you wear them only in Hawaii.

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  2. Wearing flip-flops equals rotting feet ?
    I knew it !

    Let's put stickers with images of it on them.

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    1. MAGO: I'm on my way to the shoe store to do just that.

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    2. the surgeon general has determined that the actual flipping of the flop may be hazardous to your health.

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    3. NORMA: Since the Surgeon General grew up in Florida, he should know a thing or two about flip-flops.

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  3. Feet do not need any sort of apparel to make them any more hideous than they already are.

    ::kicks flip-flops under the dressing table and studiously ignores them::

    ::until the next sunny day in the UK::

    ::which won't be until May 2019::

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    1. MR. DeVICE: You Brits must save a fortune on sunscreen.

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    2. I buy flip flops and a bottle of sunscreen religiously at 10 year intervals.
      Sx

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  4. Grandad used to call my nanna's titties Flip and Flop.

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  5. Flip Flops? Down under we know them as "A pair of thongs"... They have become part of our national costume and are often worn as safety boots on worksites...

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    1. I've met some Brits who called them "thongs", too! Which confused the heck out of us when we met some girls from Britain on a Greek beach, & they were talking about getting new 'thongs' that fit their feet. We thought, 'Why would you want to wear your bathing suit bottoms on your feet? Must be a European thing.' They're called slippers! That's what's they're called on the plastic bag they come in!

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    2. They are also called thongs in Canada.

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    3. You're right that they're called "thongs" in Canada although I'm hearing "flip-flops" more and more.

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  6. Despicable things. I think people in London with filthy black toes are one of the very worst things about what passes for a British summer. Jx

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    1. JON: I thought the Brits kept covered up with socks and sandals.

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  7. I wonder where they stand on the flopping of the flip of the penis??? I admit I do like Flip flops....but only to the pool and beach.

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    1. MISTRESS MADDIE: That might be a question for the Infomaniac Hypnosis Clinic.

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    2. oh sorry.... I must have been still hypnotized.

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  8. honey, where i live flip flops are an absolutely essential part of summer wear! i have at least a dozen pairs! i mean, the nail salons do mani/pedi specials in anticipation of the first day over 90F! xoxoxo

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    1. SAVANNAH: Right then... exceptions are made for Hawaii and The Deep South.

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  9. I prefer to think of them as open-toed jailhouse pumps...

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    1. WALLY: I'm sure you were the hit of Cell Block 7!

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  10. What Savannah said. I consider mine as the summer house shoe and the thing I put on once I get to the beach. The scuffling sound is what I find most annoying about a cheap ass pair of 99 cent flip-flops.

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    1. AYEM8Y: The Mistress prefers when you go barefoot.

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  11. If Lena Dunham read this post, here on Infomaniac, this would not have happened.

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    1. i grew up wearing "zorries." i loved them. i only wear them occasionally now. when you are old, you can kill yourself while in them.

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